When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, it can be especially painful on kids.
Sometimes strength can come from the smallest and most unexpected places.
Anyone who knows Hunter Stewart knows he loves his wheels, but this is cruise control for this seven-year-old who, rather than laps around the park, prefers laps around the track.
Hunter says he’s excited when he drives his truck and now he’s turning his excitement into a fundraiser. For every lap Hunter finishes, he gives five dollars to breast cancer research.
The motivation for this noble cause is something close to Hunter’s heart. His mother, 34-year-old Alycia Stewart was diagnosed with breast cancer in March.
Hunter races so that “no other moms and other people could get breast cancer."
Alycia says she’s shocked at momentum that her son’s fundraising has. Hunter has already made more than a thousand dollars and has plans to race even more.
Hunter says he’ll still continue to donate his allowance for awhile, or at least until he says “scientists find a cure.” In the meantime, he’ll continue the fight for his mom and everyone else affected by breast cancer, one lap at a time.
For more information on Hunter’s part racing for a cure, you can go to his website listed below.